Announcements

By linda on 9/12/2017

We will have two guest speakers at tonight's Chapter meeting.

Drew Edmondson, former Attorney General of the State of Oklahoma and 2018 gubernatorial candidate, and Gloria Torres, Vice Chair of the Oklahoma City Public School Board of Education, who will speak to us about DACA.

We hope you are planning to attend!


By linda on 8/28/2017

Our 2017 Holiday Dinner will be held Friday, December 8, at the "40 & 8" American Legion Hall, 3100 S.W. 119th Street in Oklahoma City from 6:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m., with buffet served from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Entertainment will be provided by Mike Black and The Stingrays.  The tickets are $6 per person with a two-ticket limit per dues-paying retiree. Tickets will be available for purchase at the following Chapter meetings:  September 12, October 10, and November 7. We hope you will plan to join us.


By linda on 8/28/2017

We have been advised that a meeting with representatives from Aetna to explain the Medicare Advantage Plan has been scheduled in Oklahoma City for Thursday, November 9, at the Best Western Saddleback Inn, 4300 S.W. 3rd Street.  There will be two meetings, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

If you have any questions about this plan, you should make arrangemnts to attend one of these meetings.

Judy Calhoun
Financial Secretary
Retired Worker Chapter of Local 1999 UAW


By linda on 8/7/2017

Our annual Chapter picnic will be held Saturday, September 23, at Tony's Tree Plantation, 3801 S. Post Road, Oklahoma City, from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m.  The cost is $3 per retiree, limit two, and must be paid in advance at our Chapter meetings Tuesday, August 8, or Tuesday, September 12.

Please note that due to health regulations, the food will be served from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m.

We hope you will join us September 23!


By linda on 7/25/2017

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the family of Brother John Ellis who died Thursday, July 20.  Brother Ellis was a relief person in Trim on day shift.

Service will be Saturday, July 29, 1:00 p.m., at Unity Baptist Church, 1701 N. Nebraska Avenue, OKC, with burial at Trice Hill Cemetery, 5101 N. Coltrane Road, OKC.  Visitation is Friday, July 28, 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m., at Temple & Son Funeral Home, 2801 N. Kelley Avenue, OKC, 427-8321.


By linda on 7/24/2017

I would like to inform everyone that the current lifetime pass to most national parks in the United States is $10.  This cost will increase to an annual fee of $20 on August 20; once you have purchased four $20 annual passes, you will receive a lifetime pass, or you can purchase a lifetime pass for $80.

To take advantage of the current $10 fee, you must go to the Bureau of Land Management, Five Partners Place, 201 Stephenson Parkway, Norman, telephone 405-579-7100.  They do not have the cards at this time, but you will receive a receipt for payment and the card will be mailed to you or you will be called to pick up.

Please note:  If you lose your card, you must pay the regular fee to replace.

For those in other states, contact your Bureau of Land Management for instructions on how you can purchase a lifetime pass before the August 20 deadline.

Bobby Riley
Co-Chairman
Retired Worker Chapter of Local 1999 UAW


By linda on 7/13/2017

I received a phone call from an Aetna representative this morning who advised beginning July 31, all of our retirees will receive a phone call from an Aetna Representative regarding the Medicare Advantage Plan.  At this time there are no plans to hold a meeting in Oklahoma to explain this choice.

Bobby Riley
Vice Chairman
Retired Worker Chapter of Local 1999 UAW


By linda on 7/12/2017

If you have signed up to participate in the bus trip to Tulsa in August, please contact me at your earliest convenience regarding payment and trip information update.  You can call me at 405-604-4848, or email tarranger1@aol.com.

Look forward to hearing from you!

Eunice Kennedy
Recording Secretary
Retired Worker Chapter of Local 1999 UAW


By linda on 7/10/2017

Many of you may have seen the obituary in The Oklahoman this weekend for Brother Ron Poloski. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown, OH, under the direction of Lane Funeral Home, Austintown, OH.  Again, our thoughts and prayers are with Sister Karen Teters Poloski and the family.  In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions be made to Catholic Charities.


By linda on 7/7/2017

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the family of Brother Ron Poloski who passed away Thursday, July 6.  No information available on services at this time.


By linda on 7/7/2017

We have checked and there is no meeting scheduled in our area regarding the Medicare Advantage Plan. Please read the information received carefully and be sure you do not let the selection deadline pass.

Our Retiree Chapter meeting is next Tuesday evening, July 11, 7:00 p.m.  We will hold nomination and election of Chapter Chair.

Hope to see you at the meeting!

Bobby Riley
Acting Chairman
Retired Worker Chapter, Local 1999 UAW


By linda on 7/6/2017

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the family of Brother Gary Thatcher who died Tuesday, July 4. Brother Thatcher was a pipefitter and served as Skilled Trades Coordinator for over 20 years.  Visitation is this evening, July 6, 4-8 p.m., at Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home, 5005 S.E. 29th Street, Del City. Memorial service will be held Friday, July 7, 2:00 p.m., at Eastside Church of Christ, 916 South Douglas, Midwest City, OK, under the direction of Eisenhour Funeral Home.


By linda on 6/26/2017

You may have received information from the Medical Benefit Trust regarding the Medicare Advantage Plan.  There is a deadline to opt out of this selection.  I have contacted the Medical Benefit Trust and been advised they will know by July 3 if and where any meetings regarding this option will be held.

We will keep you advaised.

Bobby Riley
Acting Chairman
Retired Worker Chapter Local 1999 UAW


By linda on 4/26/2017

Kathy Geter, our UAW Retiree Benefit Representative, will attend our May 9 Chapter meeting.  If you have benefit questions, this would be a good meeting to attend!


By mike on 4/19/2017

The service for Brother Mike Hadlock will be Saturday, April 22, 11:00 a.m., at John M. Ireland & Son Funeral Home, 120 South Broadway, Moore, OK.  Viewing will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, April 20, amd 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, April 21.


By mike on 4/18/2017

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Brother Mike Hadlock, chairman of our Retiree Chapter.  Mike died at home this morning.  We will provide details as the same become available.  Please keep Helen and the family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


By mike on 2/16/2017

Our deepest sympathy is extended to Brother Woody Carter and family on the death of our Sister Doris Carter on Tuesday, February 14.  Many will remember Doris in the early days as committeeperson on first shift, and later as Joint Activities Representative.

Service for Doris will be tomorrow, Friday, February 17, 10:00 a.m., at Eisenhour Funeral Home, 2500 North Council Avenue (Hwy 76), Blanchard, OK, 485-3311.


By mike on 12/21/2016

We are gathering information on the possibility of a charter bus trip to Branson, MO, next November (probably the week following Thanksgiving, 3-4 day trip).  The package will probably include tickets to the Dixie Stampede (dinner and show), and the Show Boat (dinner).

In order to make plans, we have to start early and need to know if there is enough interest in participating.  We had some members sign up at our December meeting, but ask that if you are interested, please attend our January meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 7:00 p.m., AFGE Local 916, 7125 South Air Depot Boulevard.  After we know how many are interested, I can talk with the charter people to develop an itinerary and a price per individual.  Hope to see you in January!

Bobby Riley
Vice Chairman
Retired Worker Chapter of Local 1999, UAW


By mike on 10/17/2016

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the family of Sister Diane Lynn Myers who died September 24, 2016.  Sister Myers went to work at the plant when it first opened and retired from Wentzville in 2009.  A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 18, at the Lynlee Mae Chapel, 507 E. Main Street, Moore, OK, under the direction of John Ireland Funeral Home.


By mike on 10/10/2016

We announced the death of Brother Melvin Rickard at our September meeting, and our sincere condolences are extended to his family.  A memorial service for Brother Rickard will be held this Saturday, October 15, 2:00 p.m., at Heavenly Heights Baptist Church, 3600 S.E. 89th Street, Oklahoma City.


By mike on 8/26/2016

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the family of Sister Pamela Allen who died earlier this week while awaiting a liver transplant.  Pam served a term as Guide on our Executive Board, and was a very active member of the Local 1999 CAP Committee.

Visitation will be held today, August 26, 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Primrose Funeral Service, 1109 North Porter, Norman.  Her service is tomorrow, 11:00 a.m., at Primrose.


By mike on 7/7/2016

A celebration of the life of Brother Michial "Mike" Morford, who died June 19, will be held Friday, July 8, 10:00 a.m., at Resthaven Funeral Home, S.W. 104th & Walker, Oklahoma City.  Our sincere sympathy is extended to Brother Mike's family.


By mike on 5/19/2016

Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Brother Gerold (Jerry) Lee Harrell, who died Monday, May 16.  Funeral service will be held today, May 19, 10:00 a.m., at Barnes Friederich Funeral Home Chapel, with interment at Luther Cemetery, Luther, OK.

 


By mike on 5/19/2016

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the family of Sister Marcia Barber who died Monday, May 16, in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, from a short battle with cancer.  Marcia served as JOBS Bank Monitor at the OKC plant before transferring to Ft. Wayne where she was a Benefit Representative.  Service will be held Tuesday, May 24, 11:30 a.m., at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory in Anderson Indiana.  To view obituary, go to http://www.loosefuneralhomes.com/m/obituaries/Marcia-Barber/MemorialEvents.


By Mike Hadlock on 4/27/2016

We have learned that Sister Patsy Payne is currently in Baptist Hospital in very serious condition with septic shock.  She is on a ventilator.  Please keep Sister Payne and her family in your thoughts and prayers.


By Mike Hadlock on 4/27/2016

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the family of Brother Jim Fields who died Monday, April 25.  Service for Brother Fields is scheduled for Thursday, April 28, 1:00 p.m., at John Ireland Funeral Home, 120 South Broadway, Moore.  Viewing is today until 9:00 p.m.


By Mike Hadlock on 3/10/2016

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to Brother David McCurdy and family on the death of his wife, Sister Virginia Sue McCurdy.  Service will be held Saturday, March 12, 11:30 a.m., at Moore Funeral & Cremation, 400 S.E. 19th Street, Moore, OK.


By Linda Smith on 3/1/2016

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to Brother Kenny Steelman and his family on the death of his son, Kendale (Shane) Steelman, 25, February 23.  Service was held Monday, February 29.


By Linda Smith on 3/1/2016

Our sincere sympathy is extended to the family of Brother Michael J. "Mike" Fruit who died Tuesday, October 13, 2015.  A memorial service will be held Friday, October 16, 2:00 p.m., at the lYnlee Mae Chapel & Event Center, 507 E. Main Street, Moore, OK, under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home.


By Linda Smith on 9/30/2015

AFGE Local 916 has completed its purchase of the UAW Local 1999 union hall!  They will be making some much needed repairs prior to moving, but eventually our Retiree Chapter meetings will be held in our old Union Hall!

Linda Smith